POSTPONED: WBUR to host call-in program on air traffic in communities surrounding Logan

Nearly 7,000 jets flew over Cunningham and Collicot Schools in Milton, in September alone.Nearly 7,000 jets flew over Cunningham and Collicot Schools in Milton, in September alone.
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WBUR wants to hear your thoughts on Milton’s air traffic problem

Postponed:

On Thursday, October 13, WBUR Radio Boston with Meghna Chakrabarti will discuss Massport, the FAA, and the plane problem in communities around the airport.

MIT Professor John Hansman and Boston University Associate Professor Cindy Christiansen (from Milton) will be in the studio. MassPort CEO Tom Glynn is expected to be on the phone.

Radio Boston’s interest in this topic is generated by the recent Massport press release about the Memorandum of Understanding agreed to by Massport, FAA, and federal elected officials including Elizabeth Warren, Stephen Lynch, and Michael Capuano.

In September, the same homes and schools in Milton under the 4R flight path had 6,971 jets (plus about 700 props) flying over them at very low altitudes. This was 49% of all jet arrivals into Logan. Adding 4L arrivals brings it to 52.4%. (4L was closed for part of September). These numbers demonstrate a trend of flights over Milton throughout 2016.

The BOS Fair Skies and Save Milton Skies grassroots organizations are asking for people to email questionss or call in to the show. The groups are asking residents to ask for a fair distribution of arrivals and departures across all communities based on prevailing wind (which means Milton would have about half of what it currently has).

The conversation is expected to last about 20 minutes.

WBUR contact information:

Email: [email protected]
Live Call-In: (800) 423-TALK
Host: Meghna Chakrabarti

Listen: Weekdays, 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. on 90.9-FM or via WBUR.org‘s livestream
Podcast: iTunes
Twitter: @RadioBoston@MeghnaWBUR
Facebook: facebook.com/ RadioBoston
Listener Voicemail: (617) 358-0607

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